Change to Comments

I’ve been getting a lot of spam and other unproductive comments on my journal articles lately, so I’ve made it so that to post a comment, a person must first log in with their WordPress, Twitter or Facebook accounts. This will significantly reduce comment spam, and allow me to block people that have nothing productive…

Tidying Up The Gray Home

Today is my grandpa’s 103rd birthday. I dedicate today’s tidying to Daniel Page Graham. The following changes have been published: John Jasper Graham Added images from the 1920 and 1930 United States Census Added data and an image from the 1940 United States Census Added in section headers by decade to make the article easier…

Tidying Up The Gray Home

I did some tidying on The Many Wives of Patrick, Part 2: Mary Frances Wilbanks today. The following changes have been published: Updated Fannie’s birthdate based on the 1880 census and her grave markers pictured at Find a Grave Added in the names of Fannie’s parents Added an educated guess at the identity of “J.…

Summer Break

Since the automobile accident a couple of weeks ago, genealogical things have slowed to a stop here at stately Graham Ancestry. My insurance company declared my car, Ruby, a total loss and issued to me a check for her value. We searched the Internet for a replacement, and found something we liked up in Crystal…

Ruby Down!

My trip to Arkansas for the Graham reunion is cancelled. My Chevy Equinox, which the kids call “Ruby,” was rear-ended while we were waiting at a traffic light last Friday. Everybody is fine, but Ruby is out of commission.

Chaotic Genealogy

Here’s an example of how genealogy research can lead a person into unplanned directions. Yesterday, I was searching the website of the Sikeston Standard Democrat for news on Grahams and related families living in the area. There’s a lot of family in that part of Missouri! I saved several obituaries to be added to my…

Graham Orthography

Orthography is a part of language study that deals with letters and spelling, sayeth the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary. I’ve been thinking a lot about spelling recently, specifically, the spelling of Bohannon. I previously wrote that it’s not my aim to settle which is the correct spelling, whether its Bohannan or Bohannon, and I stand by…

Tidying Up The Gray Home

The following article has been updated today: The Many Wives of Patrick, Part Three: Mary Frances Graham This is the first GA article to  include data and an image from the just-released 1940 Census! Woo! Added section headings by decade to make the article easier to follow. Added a photograph of Mollie’s grave marker. Added…

1940 Is Coming!

Next Monday, 2 April, the National Archives will make available the 1940 United States Census. While the images will be available immediately online, the census will not yet have a searchable index. FamilySearch and Ancestry.com are both spearheading the indexing effort. See their respective sites if you wish to be a part of the indexing…

Fire Destroys Sunset Restaurant

The Sunset Restaurant, which had served several generations of locals and tourists, was completely destroyed in an early morning fire. via Fire destroys longtime Marshall eatery — Sunset Restaurant - HarrisonDaily.com: News. A very sad event. We ate at the Sunset several times during my last trip to Marshall, and back when we'd visit grandma…